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thanks to nancy gere to e-mail this one. >> kids having fun. >> don and his daughter finding brothera distress all too funny. >> and tweet them to us at fox friends first x. we'll pick them to show every single day until christmas. "fox and friends" starts right now. it is friday. i am gretchen carlson. i hope you have a fantastic weekend. it is it a compromise. is it ready though. obama style. the president makes an offer to avoid the fiscal cliff. lso where are the cuts? we are live in washington with the details. look at that guy. a construction worker walks in a convenience store checks his
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number and walks out perhaps a multimillionaire. we'll tell it to you straight away. >> officer and a gentleman. you will hear from the cop who spent his hard earned cash to buy a pair of socks and shoes. he pet them on him. "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ ♪ ho, ho hompt >> indeed. rick it is not christmas time here in new york city until rick descends down one of the tallest buildings in connecticut and there he is. screen left from last year screen right. when he bumped into the building. good morning to you rick.
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>> some traditions like fruit cake that shouldn't happen . maybe it is one of those tradition. you do it once and this is a building here. give you a shot from the top going down. it gets a little dark there. it gives you an individual. tan ford downtown height lights and they start it off by santa going over this with elvescan on sunday night. last couple of years we had the general manager of the yankee with us . bobby valentine espn analyst and the three of us going down the wall. it is a chilly morning here and after you stand outside in a chilly morning on top of ing
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you foot building it gets cold. >> bobby valentine joins you and brian cash man. >> it is. >> they are arch rivals. >> you need to get your question. >> that is news in sports. >> rick, i sent pepto bis malto use. i am not sure it made it to you before. >> you should have sent it to my home last night. i am sure i will need it by the time i get to work later. >> steve: you are a trooper and it is fun and will unfold in the next three hours on "fox and friends". >> brian: the building looks taller. >> gretchen: you know the sad thing. we hope that there is a little bit of treachery. >> brian: a little bit>> gretchen: that is a scary part. >> brian: breaking in a rocky with bobby valentine. in real life the fiscal cliff
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is getting closer and no progress is made and we are hearing the administration released a budget that includes a trillion dollars in tax hikes. peter doocy is live in washington with the latest. >> treasury secretary geithner was tasked with bringing the white house proposal over to capitol hill and republicans are not happy that it includes 1.6 trillion in new taxes. a trillion of that coming from the expiration for bush tax cuts for americans making over $250,000 a year. and a stimulus package worth $50 billion in 2013 alone. and 400 billion in spending cuts and those would come later. that is not enough for the republicans. >> i am disappointed in where we are and whoooose happened over the last couple of weeks. going over the fiscal cliff is
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serious business. and i am here seriously trying to resolve it and i would hope that the white house would get serious as well. a congressional republican aide said the only changes in the entitlement come from the president's budget that was voted down by the u.s. senate 99-zero and zoro democrats supported it. the white house said it is the republicans and their refusal to ask higher income americans to pay higher rates. >> asking for a price to be paid for congress to do its job and insure that the united states of america does pay the bills is deeply irresponsible. it was deeply irresponsible in the summer of 2011 and deeply irresponsible if we were to
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see that kind of approach taken again. >> something new in the proposal. they want to continue to raise the debt limit on their own unless two-thirds of lawmakers say no. >> gretchen: do you remember on this program yesterday where we said this is not a deal. what is proposed is not a deal. a definition of deal, both sides give something, right. this is not a deal, folks. this is one party asking one party to do one thing and the other party said by the way we'll not do anything about responding cuts. >> steve: when somebody goes in they low ball. and the administration is high balling had here. and the president has been talking about a balanced approach and revenues and tax cuts and you know, revenue cuts . there was none of that there. how unserious the proposal and
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it is the opening. nothing will get done for two weeks. mitch mcconnell burst into laughter only responding canidly to a one-sided plan. >> brian: here is charles krauthammer. >> it is not a bad deal. it insultings. whoo geithner offered and you showed on the lee. robert e. lee lost the several wars when offered similar mathematics. democrats did not hold the house. republicans won the house it is not exactly unconditional surrender. that's what the administration is asking of the republicans. there are no cuts in this but an increase of spending with a new stimulus. this is almost unheard of.
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what do they expect? they obviously expect the republicans to cave on everything. i think the republicans ought to simply walk away. >> gretchen: they expect the president's message in the campaign worked that many americans believed that taxes people more that are successful in this country will solve the nation's debt crisis . if you don't look beyond the top of the surface and get in the details that's what you think. >> brian: they want extension of unemployment and a minimum of 50 million of extra stimulus. that is like a tarp. and debt ceiling and we don't have to ask you to raise. make it an executive decision to raise that so we don't have to go back to congress. that is the first time in u.s.
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history. it is unbelievable that this is the first round. >> steve: we shouldn't be surprised because on wednesday night things deteriorated to the point where the speaker of the house called the white house and spoke to the president of the united states 28 minutes. and apparently the president dominated the call and it was frank and direct no more meetings are planned. but the talks in the staff level will continue. >> she is in grave danger and a search underway with a 11 year old girl with leukemia. her mother removed the cathetar and took her from the hospital. doctors had to amputate the girl's arm due to infection and could say she could die. no word on why the mom took off with her child.
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late last night the senate passing i a measure. it predents gitmodetainees. senator fine foin was looking into u.s. location that is suitable for housing the detainees. best city of the day. best moment to come to the screen. we want to be happy today. this is the exact moment the woman learned he is a multigawrilionary. >> look what happens he checked the ticket and realizes he had all six numbers and from arizona. his identity has not been released. later today you will learn who the other winner is. who bought the ticket in dearborn missouri. his son is already talking. >> i didn't win the lottery. he won it.
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he worked hard and will not have to work hard anymore. >> two winners will split the 588 million jackpot. we told you about this yesterday. this police officer who bought boots for a homeless guy in times square. it happened on november 14th . jennifer foster was visiting her boyfriend and took the picture. this is what she had to say about the picture that went around the world and touched so many people. >> i saw a new york police uniformed officer come toward the gentleman. he did not see me and he had boots in his hand . clearly said i have these all weather boots for you and let's take care of you. and the gentleman sat down against the wall and his face lift up. >> she also worked in law enforcement and she would understand what the benefit is
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to all of our community to have these police officers. we'll talk to that new york police officer larry deprimo. this is coming up at 8:50 today on the show. >> brian: he's always done good things like that. straight ahead. one of the most popular drugs on the market. it could contain glass. >> steve: that's never good. remember the keen from thelma and louise. our next guest is saying democrats want to take us over the cliff. he's naming names on "fox and friends". yahoo. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy.
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it looks pretty and didn't end so well with the ladies. according to mitch mcconnell . democrats want to take americans over the fiscal cliff. >> this is a thelma and louise crowd and want higheraxes and bigger government regardless of the impact on jobs and economy and america's standing in the world. >> gretchen: who could the fiscal cliff jumpers be. matt is editor in chief of the washington weekend. he's my guest. good morning. >> good morning. >> gretchen: who wants to go off of the cliff and die. >> buckle your seat. important senator is patti
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murray in charge of the democrat campaign committee. she got put in the position thinking it was not a good year for democrats and she turned into one. that gave her clout in the democratic caucus. when she gave a speech saying we could make a more liberal deal if we go off the cliff democrats started listening. >> gretchen: senator harry reid want to go off the cliff. >> he's playing the double game. he want to look like a deal make yer support the president. but so many democrats have a strange idea of compromise. it is all right. give me everything and i will do nothing. what we are seeing from the democrats, republicans you cave on taxs and revenue and we'll not cut entitlements at all. that is not a good deal and suggests that more and more democrats are thinking we should go off the fiscal
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cliff. >> biggest democrat to know about cliff diving is the president. >> that's right. he is the x-factor and the president is not a good negotiator. sometimes it is a shadow play we have been through before. we went through it with the debt ceiling deal . read bob woodward's deal. the president really again has a misunderstanding of compromise is. he thinks he's in power and basically the republicans should give him whatever he wants and his relationship with boehner doesn't leed lead to results. i am afraid we'll have another bad solution just like we did in 2011. >> gretchen: the cliffhanger in the whole thing. there is midterm elections coming up for some congressional democrats and republicans, do they really want to go off the cliff and be up for reelection in 20
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months? >> that's right. there is an argument of thought that the president is bluffing. can because most economist and the congressional budget office said the economy will q. into another recession. does the president wants to start his second term with a economy in free fall and less confident in the markets and europeans and asian allies wondering if america can get the act together. the president will make a deal and not go for the huge revenue target of one.trillion. and compromise to an extent. maybe anyway are right and what we are seeing from the republicans to contort themselves to get ready for a deal . we'll see. >> gretchen: a lot of cliff talk cliff whatever. i am glad i am not going off of it. matt editor in chief.
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released this weekend. arizona governor jan brewer sued on the ban to give immigrants driver's license. others say it is unconstitutional. >> steve: thank you brian. one of the greatest war time leaders was born . winston churchhill best known for leadership in the united kingdom continues to make wave with political predictions. he even predicted al-qaida back in the 1920s. author the churchhill the prophetic statesmen and here with us. >> good morning steve. >> steve: talk a little bit about 1921, winston churchhill predicted the rise of a group that sounds like al-qaida, right. >> yes he predicted a group
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more vilept than any in history that would kill their own sister for wearing the wrong attire would terrorize the west . they would be bomb carrying jihadist would be wrecking bass -- embassies and buildings and he described 9/11 the perpetrators who would be carrying the bombs hoping they would go to imam in heaven. >> steve: that is amazing. what can our current president of the united states learn from churchhill's foreign policy? >> one thing churchhill would not believe in leading from behind. he believed in telling the facts and then rallying the people around the facts. >> steve: yeah. >> and what he can learn in
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this book, not only his many prophecies was proved to be true. but that the way he arrived at these predictions. that process is a premer for presidential leadership. >> steve: you think that it a big mistake for president obama in his first term to return that famous bust of churchhill to the british and took it out of the white house. >> well he did it, yes. when it went there the night before. yes, he was awful rejecting the wisdom of churchhill he could listen to churchhill he would say the important thing is not to be popular, but to be respected. and churchhill did that. he told the people the truth. that's the reason he was a great prophet not only did he
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know history but he had the courage to deliver the unvarnished facts unlike spineless politician or burrcrats. >> steve: maybe the president could pick up a book and learn about churchhill the prophetic statesmen. thank you very much. it is a great book. am sure he enjoyed that endorsement. and they are waiting for fema to help for more than a month. >> i told president obama you told us you would cut the red tape. the middle class gets the royal finger. he said fema worked for me. fema ain't doing anything. >> steve: it a town hall that turned into a town brawl. ready to almost go over the edge? looks like you have a friend as well rick.
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>> gretchen: we are celebrating the holiday and christmas today. we set out to do something that is incredibly scary. but you know what, you have nerves of steel my friend, and now you have experience. this is your third year? >> if is or i have a short-term memory. one or the other. it is probablyy the latter. brian is take all out. and you are sure it is all set up right? >> we have done it 14 yores and we have the set up perfected it is double or triple. >> i want triple . look. we are showing over the edge
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of the building. you look over the edge it is high fromum here. >> even as a rock climber. you are not used to dropping this long. >> it is a satellite truck down there. and we have another camera from the bottom going up. you can see howe it is if you look down and see the satellite truck. once you are three-quarters of the way down it is fun . at least it was last year. three-quarters of the building it is terror i think. >> first time you swing your leg over the building. and you realize the ropes are safe you are in good shape. >> that said you. >> i tell you what, rick for folks who were not with us. we have video of you going down the side of the building,
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year 2011. one point last year, rick, when you were caught by the wind gusts and swing over the front of the building? >> that started off intentional. it is lie at love fun. there is a slope to run off of it. and you are a couple of stories high. i didn't know how or where i would land and it ended poor low with bruise and pain. it was fun in the meantime. i am sure that will happen again today. >> bobby valentino and brian cashman. it will be interesting if you can work together to serve the building. >> gretchen: i have a prediction. you will do better at going over that cliff than members of congress? >> that is a good predictions. >> gretchen: we'll have to wait and see. thank you rick, we'll be back with yo in a few minutes.
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now to your headlines this morning. ination voting to recognize the palestinian state. thousands of people celebrating in the west bank. they changed the status from un observer. this is what they will be called nonmember observer state. they are voting against the move. and it shows a real lack of commitment to stop it from happening. benjamin netanyahu said the vote violates the path agreement. brian. >> brian: we have a one state solution. if you take the cholesteral lowering pill lipitor listen
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up. it ran back. and i knew that. ran baxy has stopped the production of the depeneric version of the pill until it determines how glass ended up in the bottle. no word on injuries. this is the first time it has been in trouble and operating under court watch after manufacturing problems were found in the u.s. india plants. >> steve: remember this yesterday. zebra and a pony friend busting out of a petting island zoo. the circus is over. the animal's owner has been fined with a violation. a whole slew of animals including roosters and peacocks. the owner was cleaning the stalls. he claims they are part of a petting zoo he had a permit for. the health department has no record of the guy having a petting zoo. hence the problem.
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>> gretchen: you heard of synchronized swimming but what about airplane aerobatics? this skydiver and pilot get within feet of each other. high over the skies of the chech republic. linkk up perfect synchronize and they pole off in opposite directions and tumbling and they parra chute out. and rick is very brave. he should do that tomorrow. >> two bottles of peptobis mal. >> it would take more than that to get us in there. mr. kilmeade, thursday night football. >> brian: they play on thursday night and they had a big game. big showdown. two of the best offense going at it.
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falcons against the saints. it was all saints early . brew breeze would be intered in the end five times and his streak of good touchdown passes would stop at 54. that is a nfl record. atlanta gets a key divisional win. it makes it hard for new orleans to make the playofffs . could the end of the role for hope solo. they got a new coach and she brings controversy with her. she's 34 years old and outspoken to say the leastt . a good dancer. start goalie for the olympics team is getting older and time to try out. we know she is having problems in her brand new marriage. it is curious to see what happens. she is the best in the world. >> steve: hillary clinton made it clear as soon as the
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president is inaugusterateda she is history of secretary of state. in place. susan rice a lot of people would like her. she is under fire because of the five sunday shows when she said it was spontanous. it wasn't. >> brian: her track record is tumbling. she was in charge of relations when it came with regard to africa. the embassies were bombed by bin laden's henchmen . after being denied more security. sounds familiar. senator collins on this. >> this an advantage you would think he would remember in greatt detail if you were the person who was the assistant secretary for african affairs. i knew from the report that the ambassador of ken ya.
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our ambassador made repeated request the and warning . terrorist threatt and the danger to the american personnel and others working in the embassy and those three requests were turned down. i asked susan rice and she was not expecting a question on that and she would have to refresh her memor yeshe then said she was not involved in turnin any requests for additional security. well those answers in and of themselves are contradictory. >> gretchen: senator susan collins is important in this equation . she's an independent sometimes when it comes to these issues and she also is very well versed in foreign affairs. and so for her to have had thiss meeting with ambassador susan rice and still have more questions that were not
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answered for her is very important in how the republican party will view this possible nomination of susan rice as secretary of state >> chris: you have to remember even the left is turning on her. mother jones magazine reported that she had a conflict of special and owned a bunch much stock in trans can dampt >> brian: i didn't know mother jones was still in business. a meeting with fema turns in a brawl. we are live there with more from last night's meeting then. >> steve: brian keep going. >> brian: i was over in wounded warriors project unbelievable cause. and the group put it together and gave them five million dollars. you will hear from one of the wounded wariorrs as they make their way in to the studio. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> gretchen: you have to see this next story. frustration boiling over for sandy victims with a meeting with fema official. >> my wife and my kids are somewhere else and that's where i spend christmas. where do i put deckerationn and christmas tree up? robert moses is live on staten island. heated would be understatement for that meeting last night. >> absolutely. gretchen, good morning to you. emotions are clearlyy raww here on staten island a month after hurricane sandy hit. this is an area that got pummeled in the storm. hundreds packed into and spilled out of the high school
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auditorium with a meeting with elected officials and representative from city agents and fem a. they wanted agents about homes and air quality issues . those in audience were told to write down the questions and the meetingly was an emotional shouting match with residents pleading for help. >> why do you do with. >> moy homeowner's insurance offered $150. >> i need yourr attention please. >> middle class is getting the royal finger and he said fema borks for me. fema keeping going in a circle. >> i have been to the news and television and still can't find an apartment. this is a live look at a home that got destroyed in the section of staten island. it was so heated.
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the burrough president had to tell people to calm down and he also said i guess you don't want to hold the meeting because people were shouting and screaming. the clean up is under way on staten island and the residents you heard realize that. that is the latest. back to you gretchen. >> gretchen: so sad to see the frustration of those people, brian? ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> brian: brave men and women of the armed services put theirr lifes on the line every single day . those who return from iraq and afghanistan offered suffered many external and internal injuries. >> i was highhing to my family the whole time i was in irackk. the e-mails and one time i used the phone that i was in a green zone and that i was you
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know there was no action. we were safe. out of fear for them. and i was in a truck in irackk. i just remember hearing a whist and he will then blackness. >> oceans like the wounded warrior projectts help them to get their lifes back together. last night i was able to host and emcee a dinner for accosta and helping heroes is the name . program and to help talk about that and how to help out the wounded warrior so much more. chairman of the acasta. and nancy who you heard talk about the time in iraq. you say i own a ice cream shop and signed up for the marines and next thing you know you end up in iraq. when you talk about that as you did lastt nightt when the explosionn and you lose your
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eye and you go through all of the pain you went through. wh goes throughh your mind today. >> i justt go back there and i remember how i felt and i think this is why i am here today. i wasn't born to afternoon ice cream shop. i was born to defend myself country and tell everyone the important thingings. >> you were not sure how to get back in society. wounded warriors brought you back in and gary, as an executive chairman of accosta. you are a marketing firm that has relationships with productts like this on the table. you heard about wounded warriors and you took action how? >> i was aware of what going on with the bowned warrior office. i learned about them and went down and decided to accept the responsibility to try to do something. so we acted on it . tried to levverage our relationship with the manufacturers and work with retailer that is we sell and bringg everybody ticket in a
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marketing program and it came together three yearrs ago. >> brian: if i go to a wounded warrior . pringles and heinwhereand clorox . brawny. they scan in and if there is it a symbol like this. it goes to the wounded warriors and look for the symbol. you have raised $200,000. and three three million and last night how much. >> five million dollars. >> brian: five million dollars. >> that a collective effort between manufactures and retailers and stores. >> brian: what does it mean? >> it means the world to me. they will keep the 18 programs runnning. they have something to come home to and this is what they do in apartments. they help us do and they are great americans and shopping in grocery stores. >> brian: wounded warrior and helping heroes work @ fox
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news.comis where you can find out more. thank you so much for coming down. >> thank you. >> brian: and 10 minutes before the top of the hour. from the wounded warriors and world war ii. and a great projectt and they were honored last night and it is it honored more and more. thieves taking packages off of people's porches. how to make sure it doesn't happen to you! no, no, no, stop! humans -- one day, we're coming up
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for a thief to ignore and they are intercepting thousands of packages and taking them off of people's doorsteps. look at that. >> gretchen: expert john silo is executive director and joins us life with the cruciall tips that you need this holiday season. i never thought about this at all . it is an important segment to do. what should people be aware of. >> good morn happy holidays. 20 billion in packages that is a lot of the cash and brut after shave going in the mail. you don't have to be parrinoid if you are prepared. get a lockking mailbox. if you don't have one. it is an inexpencive way to cope them out of your mail . get a po box sending important documents have a po box. it is monitored at all time .
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dropping your mail and sending out packages. rather than putting them in your mailbox or in one of the blue boxes that the crime rings pull the mail out at night. take it to the post office and drop it there. for santa's sake. tell grandma to stop sending the cash in the mail and easy it steal that out of the mail. >> steve: john one of the important thing to remember. thieves and there are a lot of them out there. thieves don't want the gifts per se they want the vital information and identity and account stuff and credit cards. >> yeah. exactly. it is stuff on the invoices is worth multiple of what is in the package. they want to get their name in the pay field f. you use
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just another way we're engineering a better world for you. >> gretchen: tgif, it's friday. november 30, 2012. i'm gretchen carlson. thank you so much for sharing part of your day with us today. do you want to call it a compromise? what do you actually call a compromise? there is different kind of compromise. some people are saying this is obama style. the president's offered to avoid going over the fiscal cliff tax and spend.
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what about the cuts? rush limbaugh reacts. >> brian: scary situation. a mom takes her very sick daughter out of the hospital. still hooked up to an i.v. and police say if they're not found soon she could die. >> steve: wow. meanwhile, look at this video. why is that construction worker so excited? he just found out he had apparently the winning powerball numbers. who is he? where is that? we'll tell what you we know. "fox & friends" hour two for friday starts right now. >> ho, ho, ho. >> steve: look out below. remember this one from last year? rick reichmuth sure lives on the edge and over it and he's doing it again this yearment we're going to show i couldn't he's about to drop off the side of a 22-story building in
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connecticut. rick's annual santa rappel down a sky scraper live this morning, straight down 300 feet stanford connecticut. good morning to you, rick. >> good morning. yeah. when you look over the ledge from the top, it's not all that fun. you're getting the good shot there. you can see the camera crew setting up down below the cars. i would imagine they look really small on your television monitor. >> steve: where is the trampoline? >> pretty high up. man, you have got all the good ideas, steve. there isn't one. a lot of preparation is underway to make all of this happen. this is all part of this heights in lights thing that happens here in stanford, connecticut of the every year santa comes over the wall, sunday night at 5:00 o'clock. ushers in the christmas season and a few of us have gotten roped into doing this every year. this is the third year, the general manager of the yankees is here with me right you no. bobby valentine general manager. he's thinking about doing a
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practice run. i don't think he'll have time. i think his first run had have to be live with us. but takes a lot of people to make all this happen. a lot of ropes. there are so many ropes brian just tell me when you see all these ropes, doesn't it make you think it's chaos and don't you worry they're not all good? >> oh, yeah. especially when you don't know what they do. i look where the ropes are connected and i pull those cleats and see if they're really going to stick on the roof. >> those are the things we're doing to make ourselves feel better about what's about to happen. >> gretchen: bribe cashman has gone through many more negotiations in going over that cliff. >> steve: we will see rick descend the face of that 300-foot building in about a half hour. >> brian: i remember the batman, tv series, they used to climb up and down these all the time. >> steve: that was how it looked. >> gretchen: they would just go like this with their zinger and their wire would come out.
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>> brian: they'd actually do it and it looked so real. >> gretchen: i'm wrong again. >> steve: what they would do is turn the camera and they were just walking on the floor. who knew? >> brian: a month ago before we go over the fiscal cliff and based on what we're hearing and seeing from both the white house and to a degree the republicans in congress, were flabbergasted a agreement is becoming less and less likely. peter doocy is live with the latest. >> brian, earlier in the week, we learned that president obama wants to make changes to the tax code now and spending cuts can come later. treasury secretary's geithner's presentation of the white house's proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff falls in line with that. the headline is $1.6 trillion in new taxes multi-year stimulus package starting with at least $50 billion in 2013 alone and the white house also wants the ability to raise the debt limit
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permanently unless two-thirds of congress vote against it. something also attached, about $400 billion in spending cuts not enough for republicans. >> i'm disappointed in where we are and disappointed in what's happened over the last couple of weeks. going over the fiscal cliff is serious business and i'm here seriously trying to resolve it and i would hope the white house would get serious as well. >> the white house says they are willing to do tough things to compromise, so now it's time for republicans in washington to ask the wealthiest americans to pay higher tax rates. >> asking for a political price be paid in order for congress to do its job to insure that the united states of america pays its bills and does not default for the first time in its history is deeply irresponsible. it was deeply irresponsible in the summer of 2011 and it would be deeply irresponsible if we
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were to see that kind of approach taken again. >> today the president is going to take his case to the people of pennsylvania during a visit to hatfield and a road on group. it's the sole manufacturer of knex, which makes angry birds building sets. back to you. >> steve: all right. thank you very much. >> brian: it's unbelievable. the "washington post" says the offer lacks any concessions to republicans. in the "wall street journal," the most fritteddenning aspect is perhaps it wasn't an error. it was thoroughly calculated suggests the president doesn't care about the outcome of the cliff. >> steve: so unserious when you got mitch mcconnell when he heard tim geithner in his 45 minute presentation laid out he burst into laughter. i know the president of the united states yesterday met over lunch with mitt romney. he really should be sitting down
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having lunches with john boehner, friendly lunches. that's what peggy noonan writes because they got to get a deal and they're growing further and further apart. it looks like we're about to sail over the cliff. you know what? rush limbaugh said yesterday that that is exactly what the democrats want to happen. >> welfare state, santa claus is what secures votes for them. the welfare state is what guarantees a permanent underclass, which they need. so we if over the cliff. it's a win. everybody's taxes go up. you need that revenue to pay for your welfare state. in addition, what else happens? you get cuts in the military! you don't think a democrat likes that? if -- believe me democrats can't wait for military cuts, defense cuts.
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my whole life that's the only thing they want to cut! here it is just waiting for them. it's already done. all we have to do is go over the cliff! >> steve: yep. >> gretchen: there is a lot of relevancy to that because who won the presidential election? president obama. he's holding the cards right now and if, in fact they do go over the cliff will he actually be true to what he said before, which is let's do this short-term deal now, even though it's really not a deal, it's a one-sided deal and then after get over the fiscal, then we'll sit down and actually talk some serious business. but has that really been done in the last three or four years? do you really believe that they will talk serious business, which would include both sides of the fence tax increase potentially, and spending cuts? do you believe that they'll actually do that? >> steve: you know what? charles krauthammer in his column today writes about once upon a time, ronald reagan took that deal where the democrats said okay, let's get a deal now
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and then we'll talk about cuts later. he never got the cuts and he always was remorseful of the fact that he didn't get the cuts when he made the deal. >> gretchen: the other stories making headlines fox news alert. there is a terrifying situation playing out now. a desperate search for an 11-year-old girl with leukemia. her mother removed the i.v. from her catheter. she left the hospital with the catheter still in the girl's heart. police are releasing these surveillance pictures hoping somebody will spot them. doctors already had to amputate the girl's arms due to the infection and they say she could die if the catheter is not properly removed. no word on why this mother took off with her child. late last night the senate passing a measure to make sure terrorists never come to america. the bill, at least in prisons in america -- the bill prevents gitmo detainees from being transferred to the united states. this just one day after fox news
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discovered democratic senator diane feinstein was looking into u.s. locations that might be suitable for housing detainees. new information on the health of former president george h.w. bush. he's rapidly improving in a houston hospital. the 88-year-old was admitted for bronchitis the kay after thanksgiving. doctors say his condition was never serious, but wanted to prevent it from becoming pneumonia. he could be released as early as this weekend. our nation's world war ii veterans getting special recognition at the wisconsin premiere fort documentary "honor flight." hundreds showed up to hear their war stories and watch as the veterans set out on a journey to the world war ii memorial in washington d.c. >> i had to bring out my handkerchief three times of the whenever i see that world war ii memorial, the one with the flag raising, i got to cry. >> gretchen: wow. the documentary had its world premiere over the summer. it will now have encore showings
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december 5 through 7. remember when we had on that woman from your town and she wrote the book for kids on veteran? >> brian: the teacher. >> gretchen: you know what my kids say what book they like? >> brian: that one? >> gretchen: yes. >> brian: they ought to say interview a veteran, so everybody interviews one and they dig these people out and it's kind -- everyone gets a bio. >> steve: yesterday we told you the winning numbers for the powerball. we know that two winning tickets were sold. take a look at one was sold apparently in arizona. the other this story comes to you from missouri. first, let's start at marlboro village exxon in prince george's county. a man reached in his pocket showed it to the clerk. see if he won
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bought it from out of town, right? >> steve: he bought it in arizona. >> gretchen: fountain hills, i know that area well. my parents winterize near that in arizona. the other name will be leased whether they come forward or not. the winner in missouri from the town of 400 also small little town so it's all abuzz trying to figure out who it is. neighbors interrogating neighbors. will it be announced today? >> steve: apparently there is going to be a news conference at the north plat high school. that's the gas station in dear born michigan, where it was sold. there are a lot of truckers who use i.-29 in that region, so there is a possibility the winner there could be a trucker. >> brian: new york winner will donate $33 million to those who were in sandy's wake.
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>> steve: john won that money on november 2 in the mega millions. very nice. it's a dozen minutes after the top of the hour on this friday. move over action jennifer and jason. this year's list of the most popular baby names is in and one of those names has never been there before. find out of the what it is. >> gretchen: then he played a surgeon on "mash." now wayne rogers is doing surgery on the tax cuts. >> brian: he was a very good surgeon. >> steve: he was. >> brian: honeycut filled in for him, but never replaced him. >> gretchen: i'll let you cut into him next. [ mother ] you can't leave the table till you finish your vegetables. [ clock ticking ] [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need fruit taste they love. could've had a v8. or...try kids boxes!
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>> brian: white house offering a ultimatum when it comes to making a deal as fiscal cliff deadline approaches. >> the president will not sign
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any legislation that extends the bush era tax cuts for the top earn increase this country. this should not be news to anyone on capitol hill. it is certainly not news to anyonerica who was not in a coma during the campaign season. >> i'm disappointed in where we are and disappointed in what's happened over the last couple of weeks. but going over the fiscal cliff is serious business and i'm here seriously trying to resolve it and i would hope the white house would get serious as well. >> brian: the proposal yesterday does not seem serious if you want a compromise. you may remember our next guest for his role in "mash," trapper john. wayne rogers is here with his other expertise and that's managing money. he's a real star of the fox business block in the business channel. welcome back. >> thank you. >> brian: you said look at the 250. where does that number come from? does that stick out? >> i have no idea. in other words, it seems like an arbitrary number. why does it seem everybody who
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is over $250,000 is quote unquote, rich? why not 300,000? why not 500? why not 107,000? he just made up a number. it doesn't have any bearing on anything. >> brian: there is a lot of people in business like yourself who just want things solved. could they feel good about what they've learned the details of the president's plan or the first piece in the puzzle of negotiation is? >> i don't think so because everybody throws up, i want this, you know, and they ask for the biggest thing they can. the stupid part about this is there was a study done, we know about it called simpson bowles, the president appointed it. it was a commission done. they worked on everything. nobody refers to it. nobody uses it as a basis. senator corker from tennessee has a 200, 300 page, somewhere in there package which it outlines everything. they say oh, we haven't heard anything from anybody. it's all you know, bs. it's terrible.
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>> brian: so if this thing goes the way it has gone for four years and the last month and we go off the fiscal cliff what, does it mean to business people like you? >> i don't think it's necessarily all that bad. in other words taxes are going to go up anyway. we'll go back to what happened before the bush tax cuts. we'll go back to that. the economy operated okay then. so it will just happen. maybe sudden and bad because of the cuts that are going to be in there, but if the president and the congress can't get together on cutting on doing something about the deficit and doing stuff, fine let the cliff come. >> brian: but the deficit is not addressed and our defense will be gutted. you okay with that? >> i'm not okay with it. but i think the defense will just trim and get it done. listen, the guys who are in the military have operated that way for a long time. in other words they know somebody gives them something they know how to get a job done with less in many cases. they'll do it. >> brian: i don't think so. i think it will be a disas --
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disaster and the military will be cut down. >> maybe the disaster would be maybe they don't understand it. now deal with it. >> brian: there is carnage until they come to the realization. thanks so much. >> thank you. >> brian: this morning you will hear from the cop who spent his hard earned cash to buy a homeless man a pair of boots and socks. and from the tourist who snapped this picture. then schools are failing. crime is rising. so why is rahm emanuel say his city is the perfect model for america? chicago? really?
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>> gretchen: 23 minutes after the top of the hour. time for your news bit numbers. first, zero. that's how much zen eric lip tore is on the market right now. production was stopped after thousands of pills had glass in them. the drug maker is recalling ten, 20 and 40-milligram doses.
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nearly 1 million dollars, that's how much students owe for college loans, more than any other debt by consumers. it jumped by $42 billion since just last quarter. finally, $100,000. that's how much extending unemployment benefits would cost the government per person. steve? >> steve: that's a lot. thanks. chicago mayor rahm emanuel says he has some ideas honon how to rebuild america. follow chicago's lead. an opinion piece he says, quote, chicago's initiatives come straight out of the playbook barak obama put forward in his campaign four years ago and has advocated since day one of his presidency. democrats at the national level must execute on the president's agenda on energy and tax reform to insure the future of not only our party but also the middle class. but with the rising murder rates, struggling schools and a history of corruption, is chicago really a good model for the rest of america? let's talk to john tillman, the ceo of the illinois policy institute. he joins us from the second
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city. good morning to you john. >> good morning, steve. great to be with you. >> steve: it's great to have you as well. so rahm emanuel writes my kind of town, chicago is great but you're living there and you tell us that it's not as great and maybe we shouldn't use it as a model. >> no, in fact, chicago is the canary in the coal mine for how not to do it. it is a great city burks at one point it was even better and the trend lines are even better. job creation out of the top 12 metropolitan cities. 40% of our kids are dropping out of schools. the city has the lowest population its had since 1920. people are voting with their feet that the chicago model is not work. >> steve: if chicago was so great, why are so many people moving out of it? >> that's exactly the key thing. bottom line is the taxes are too high, very high property taxes. one of the highest sales taxes in the country. they're look at raising taxes again. we've got a $1.5 billion deficit
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we're facing between the schools, transit and the city itself, $25 billion in combined unfunded pension liabilities. one of the key things, i'm often criticized for being so critical, but we have to face the truth. only by facing the truth can we find the reforms we need and people are leaving. they're voting with their feet to go to greener pastures elsewhere. >> steve: some other people who left are politicians who wound up going to prison. we have some of the folks blago former governor got 14 years on extortion. another one for fraud and bribery. george ryan, former governor got six years for racketeering. mel reynolds, former congressman, he got six years for statutory rape. go ahead. >> the culture here is that the government inserts itself into the free enterprise system so people who want to pursue business have to come with their hat in hand to government officials. that's what creates that culture corruption that you're now describing. that's why what we have to do is make chicago a competitive
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police for entrepreneurs and investors and not put the government in. >> steve: sir, thank you very much. have a great weekend. >> thanks. >> steve: you bet. they've been waiting for fema to help for more than a month and they are p.o.ed. >> i told president obama you told us you were going to cut the red tape! and i told him the middle class is getting the royal finger and what did he say? fema works for me. fema ain't doing nothing still. they keep going around in a circle. >> steve: a town hall that last night turned into a town brawl. we're going to take you inside that story. plus rick is about to go free falling down this building. not exactly free falling but he'll be on a rope, 22 stories high. stand by. you'll see it live next
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>> brian: this close encounter with a hump back whale is your shot of the morning. i can't wait to see it. getting very close to a small canoe in australia. the girl who captured the video was sightseeing with her dad when the giant whale swam right up to them. >> gretchen: that is so cool. wouldn't you just want to hop right on top? >> steve: how very free
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williish. >> brian: not really. whales go straight down to the bottom. >> steve: there is somebody on my back. >> brian: remember moby dick? didn't he end up in the whale's mouth? >> steve: jonah? >> brian: yeah. >> gretchen: you know what? i wasn't going to go there with your bible knowledge. >> brian: right. but i will say this, it didn't end well. >> gretchen: nobody did in "jaws" either. >> brian: one of the reasons we don't pet sharks. >> steve: remember that, kids. >> gretchen: okay. let's get to your headlines now because the united nations overwhelmingly voting for the first time to recognize the state of palestine. sounds of people celebrating on the west bank. the general assembly officially changed the palestinian status from u.n. observer -- did you know they had all these terms? they're not an otherrer.
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now they're a nonmember observer state. the united states and israel both voting against it. >> palestine is not a state. that's a fact. when the u.n. engages in this kind of activity, it just shows a real lack of administration commitment to stop it from happening. >> gretchen: israeli prime minister netanyahu says that the vote violates past agreements. >> brian: getting the sense we were outvoted? frustrations boiling over for cents in staten island, new york, who went begging fema for help in the wake of super storm sandy. they got no heat and nowhere to live and felt their calls were unanswered. >> you sit there and laugh! you think it's a joke? >> i guess you don't want to have to be right? is that your choice? >> we can not go nowhere. i don't know what's going on here. >> brian: over 700 people were there. many could -- there were so many
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there, they couldn't even sit in the auditorium. >> steve: all bad. in north carolina, elementary schools taking god out of a poem for war veterans. a six-year-old west marion elementary school student wrote the special poem for her two grandfathers who served in the vietnam war. it was supposed to be read during a veteran's day event at the school, but after one parent complained about this line, quote, he prayed to god for peace, he prayed to god for strength the school ordered it to be removed. that is too bad. >> gretchen: another one bites the dust, is all i have to say about that. and the winner goes to aiden and sophia. they were the two top baby names in 2012. this is the third year sophia was the most popular girl's name and the eighth year for aidan. that's amazing. the runners up for girls emma and olivia boys jackson and ethan. the only new name to enter the top ten on the list was the
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girl's name, mia. it came in at number nine. i remember guys last year, i was so excited at this study because 1,000th on the list, which was the last number that they calculate, was gretchen. >> brian: you never know, it's going to come back. >> gretchen: i doubt it! my mom told me she chose it because of it unique. thanks mom. >> brian: number one, chris chulo has money on gladys. she is number 9. >> steve: let's tell but this, jennifer foster is on vacation in new york city. she was visiting her boyfriend. they were in times square and they saw that homeless guy right there. he didn't have any shoes on and he didn't have any socks on and they were approaching him and then that cop right there walked over to the guy right when she was looking at him and gave him a pair of boots and socks. listen to this. >> i saw a new york police
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officer, uniformed officer coming towards this gentleman. he did not see us. he did not see me. he had boots in his hand. and i heard him quite clearly say, i have these size 12 all weather boots for you. let's take care of you. and the gentleman sat down against the wall. i'm telling you his face lit up. >> gretchen: wow. you know what? she works actually jennifer foster she's a dispatch manager at the penal county sheriff's office in arizona. she's been in law enforcement for 17 years and has never been more impressed by anything in all of those years. guess what? you're going to get to hear from that hero that new york police officer is going to join us coming up at 8:50 a.m. today. break out the tissues. >> steve: yeah. and also hats offutt air force base to the sketcher store that sold the boots to the officer at the special. >> brian: employee discount. he also got cuff links from ray kelly. right here on this show exactly one year ago, we were wearing
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the same outfits there it is. a challenge was issued by new york yankees general manager. listen. >> yeah. we had a challenge here. mr. bobby valentine now he's stanford's bright light and the manager threw in boston. i think we have to challenge bobby to join us on this building next year. what do you think, rick? >> all right. >> gretchen: my gosh. and that's where we find our own rick reichmuth. so did valentine take the cash challenge? >> he did. and they already have started. they're just over the wall. i'm going to get going. they're both on the other side here and oh, man. >> gretchen: is this the real thing or practice run? >> you really don't want to look down. >> steve: if you're just joining us, rick is on the top of the 300-foot building. >> brian: 22 stories high. he's going to go down with bobby valentine and brian cashman down
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this 22-story building. all for a great cause. >> the first step is always the scariest. >> gretchen: is this practice or is this real? >> steve: this is it. >> brian: it's happening right now. >> are you asking? what are you asking if it's practice? >> gretchen: in case you make a mistake. >> steve: no mistake today. >> brian: how do you make a mistake falling down a building? >> it's a mistake you don't want to make. so this hand where? [ laughter ] >> it's a nice shot rick. >> steve: yeah, this is the third year rick has done it. >> adequate good healthy thanksgiving. >> brian: the voices you hear are bobby valentine and bobby cashman. looks like they're already working their way down. >> lock your feet up! >> steve: hey, rick your mother is watching right now. this is her least favorite day of the year, isn't it?
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>> we're on tv and live. >> i did not tell my mom i was doing this again this year because she can't take it. >> brian: she thought you were gog a hurricane or something. >> there is no reason to let her know again that this is happening 'cause it's -- bobby valentine. >> bye! >> bobby is pretty cocky i've learned already. he did a practice run. >> it's a foursome. >> did he a good job. so what do you think about this, bobby? >> spectacular. >> yeah? >> yeah. beautiful stanford, connecticut. we're look up at the camera! everyone is here! brian cashman at my left! >> you have no fear about this? >> brian: brian, i know you're the old pro at this and i can talk to you and you can still concentrate. is this rappeling a little harder knowing you need a catcher? russell martin signed with the pirates yesterday. how did you let him go?
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are you disappointed? >> yeah, i'm disappointed. he's a heck of a player and he's someone we really liked. but you can't have them all and we got a lot of positions to fill. and so we're getting after our pitching pretty good right now and that's been our focus and i still have a lot of other positions to fill. so he was coming off the board quicker than we were willing to commit a all the other option we have on the table. >> gretchen: i got -- >> i'm sorry my ear piece came out. >> gretchen: right, bobby. brian, i got to get this question for you. you brought up pitching and a lot of yankees fans will be excited to know you signed a one-year deal with mariano rivera. >> yeah. we have agreed in principle. so we're working out the details. you know how the new york thing works. it usually leaks a lot quicker than we announce. but we're excited to have him come back and looking forward to
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officially announcing that shortly. >> steve: as we look at you, rick you're the closest one it appears, to those windows. anybody actually inside those offices looking out at you guys? >> i don't think anybody is at work yet. it's a little bit early. next hour we might get some. >> steve: how are you feeling? >> i'm all right. i'm trying to quickly get down that first bit 'cause that's the most nerve rack. it gets more fun at the bottom when you know that -- i mean it still would do you in, but psychologically it isn't as bad. >> brian: bobby, is this the first time you've ever done that. >> steve: whoa, there goes rick. that was fast. did you do that on purpose, rick? >> a little back log. >> steve: is he where he's supposed to be? >> brian: i think that he got ahead of the guys relatively
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quickly. >> steve: he just went down 50 feet in one second. >> gretchen: i think had thank is where we news a fox news alert. >> brian: rick, are you all right? >> yeah. i'm good. i'm good. it was a bit of a -- everything got jammed up, so i thought i'd get ahead. plus i want to plan this other jump off. >> steve: you never landed there before. >> well, this is where the prelanding and then i find a landing has never been very graceful. we're going to troy that right now. as soon as cashman gets down. hang out there for a second. j just in time for a starbucks. >> you want me to hang out here?
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>> steve: that was sensational in rappeling. >> gretchen: oh! >> steve: rick you okay? >> that was pretty good. >> steve: there he is. >> brian: we got two. we need valentine. >> steve: very nice. rick, very nicely done. you and the guys. we'll talk to you a little bit later. >> brian: let us know where valentine lands. >> steve: then there is no putting it back in when you're way up there. straight ahead get ready to say good-bye to the dollar bill. why is george about to get the boot? >> gretchen: two-thirds of millionaires left britain to avoid the 50% tax rate. is there a lesson here for america? >> brian: he escaped socialism. >> gretchen: stuart varney on that next. >> brian: aflac trivia question. born on this day in 1982, this
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mashed russet potatoes. what makes stouffer's meatloaf best of all? that moment you enjoy it at home. stouffer's. let's fix dinner. >> brian: quick headlines. an arrest in the 1993 case of a missing florida girl, a man charged with the murder of a ten-year-old girl. cops say he kidnapped her after she bought candy from a convenience store. the body never found. could the dollar bill be a thing of the past? congress looking into replacing it with the rarely used coin. the government accountability office says the move could save taxpayers $4.4 billion over the next 30 years. i'm getting rid of my dollars now. gretch? >> gretchen: thank you brian. a striking two-thirds -- two-thirds of british millionaires vanished after u.k. prime minister gordon brown pushed a 50% top rate income tax before the last general election. now american citizens making
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$250,000 or more face the threat of potential tax increases if republicans cave into democrat demands to soak the rich. will we see a millionaire exodus as well? stuart varney is here. he's fired up this morning. he already warned me. it's friday. fired up friday for stu what do you think? >> yes, you will see an exodus of millionaires in america if they do the same. you have seen it in california. taxes are way up. seeing it in france, they've got a 75% rate for millionaires. people adjust their behavior. they either leave report their income, shift their income, or lose their jobs and inn a lousy economy. one of those three things happen you and don't get all the money you thought you were going to get when you jack up the tax rate. >> gretchen: that is such the important point. >> yes, it is. >> gretchen: because people think, oh, all this revenue is going to come in. but there is always a way to figure out how to not do that. ohio, new jersey, california new york illinois, these are the five states that people are
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running from right now! >> that's right. they all have very high tax rates on top income earners. the british they put in a 50% tax rate on people earning a million pounds or more. before they put that tax rate in those 16,000 people who reported a million dollars income. after they put that tax rate in, it went down to 6,000. they lost two-thirds of the millionaires that they thought they were going to tax. they lost seven billion pounds. that's roughly 11, $12 billion. they lost that because of the high tax rate. >> gretchen: leave me with the moral statement of the week. what happens? >> the moral statement of the week. >> gretchen: what happens when you decide to put these taxes in place? what happens to the country as a result? >> countries experience a lack of revenue. they don't get all the money they thought they were going to get. the economy slows down.
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unemployment tends to go up. president obama in this latest so-called fiscal deal he is proposing much higher tax rates no spending cuts, and unlimited borrowing. i would suggest we might get the same thing here. a slower economy more unemployment. >> gretchen: moral of the story from stuart varney. we'll catch you later on today. thanks. the price of pizza and groceries going up. why you can thank obamacare for that? then they're the newest crop of zoo borns. the most exotic animals in the world are live in our studio. first on this day in 1965 "turn, turn, turn" by the birds was the number one song. i don't remember it. do you stu? n yes [ male announcer ] when was the last time something made your jaw drop? campbell's has 24 new soups
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>> gretchen: answer to the aflac question of the day alicia cusper. >> brian: they know who they are. they are considered some of the cutest exotic animals in the world and this morning we're seeing them as babies. >> steve: chris eastland is a photographer and the co-author of zoo borns and brought some people and animals with him. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> steve: let's start with you. what is in your hand that you're being -- it looks like a giant worm? >> it it's a giant african millipede. >> brian: did you find that climbing on you? how do you get that? >> they're from east africa in the tropical rain forest. they spend quite a bit of their
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time underground. >> gretchen: thankfully. >> and believe it or not, he or she is a baby. they'll grow to be about a foot long. >> steve: oh, my goodness. >> brian: what about the possum you're holding. >> this is ali a virginia possum. she is a native to this area. she was a rescue animal. >> steve: we have one of those in our backyard. >> yes. >> brian: not as a pet. >> gretchen: i notice that neither of the three of you is holding the boa constrictor. why not? >> only because i only have one set of hands. >> gretchen: come on! let's have steve hold it. >> steve: i like the way the snake goes there and suddenly disappears because it's a sand snake. >> absolutely. she spend most of her time on the ground underneath the sand. she's built for camouflaging and that type of a habitat. it's her safe place. >> steve: and far right screen we've got something that a lot of kids have owned in their lives. a guinea pig. >> yes. this is abbey. she's about three months old. she is a guinea pig indeed.
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she's almost full grown but still a little bit smaller than her mother. they're from south america. >> brian: good pets? >> yes, very good pets. they are social animals, so it's recommended you have more than one if you'll have one. but they're really great and make the cutest squeaking sound. >> steve: you got this new book out. >> brian: you can not get cuter. >> steve: no. >> gretchen: thank you so much. >> brian: so are their handlers. thanks for coming in. coming up straight ahead your pizza and groceries are about to get a little more expensive. why? blame it on obamacare. >> gretchen: susan rice's troubling history revealed. this is not her first controversy over an embassy bombing. geraldo rivera is here. we always get firey with him. >> steve: he's playing possum right now. >> brian: he's playing a possum
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>> gretchen: good morning, everyone. tgif. it's friday, november 30 2012. i'm gretchen carlson. thank you so much for spending part of your day with us today. look at this picture. a mom sneaks her very sick daughter out of the hospital overnight still hooked up to an i.v. and police say if they're not found soon, the child could die. >> steve: they've been waiting for fema to help more than a month after sandy. >> but i'm sleeping in my car with my wife, my kids are somewhere else! but that's where i'm going to spend christmas? where do i put decorations up? where do i put a christmas tree up? >> steve: all good questions. a town hall become has town brawl caught on camera. we'll tell you more. >> brian: get the trailers in there. where are they?
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his act of kindness is being called a modern day miracle on 42nd street. the police officer who bought a homeless man a pair of boots and socks and put it on him is changing america's dialogue today on their dinner table on their breakfast table, at lunch. "fox & friends" will tell you more about it because it starts right now. >> ho, ho, ho. >> gretchen: good morning, everyone. it's friday, thank you for joining us today. look who is learning some santa moves of his own today. our very own meteorologist rick reichmuth just finished going down a 350-foot building and guess what? he's crazy enough to have climbed up to the top of it again and he's going to go for round two. rick, how do you feel after your first run? >> i'm glad that one is over. i feel a little bit better.
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this is my third year doing it. so we're getting kind of the hang of it. i will tell you every time you go over, it seems unreal and it seems like it shouldn't be the case. a little rope about the size of your pinky is holding you up. it's very nerve racking. however, because we have to try to make this up the stakes a little bit, at the bottom of the hour, we have all agreed, brian cashman and another brian will up the stakes and learn some tricks on the rope. so we'll maybe try to learn stupid rope tricks like a back flip or something like that, or see if we have the guts for it. that's our plan. whether or not that happens is another story. >> steve: that would be so cool and exciting headed our way in about a half hour from now. be brave. >> brian: the other thing is it's good to fight crime. if you can -- they'll forget about what they're doing -- >> steve: or it's good cat burglar training. >> brian: very good, if you want to go to the dark side and be diabolical. >> gretchen: you know what i think we should do next year?
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draw the three of our names out of a hat and the one whose name is drawn has to do it with rick. >> brian: let's go right to the news. [ laughter ] >> brian: i would draw it out and you know the name i would come up with? geraldo. he'll say give me suction cups. >> gretchen: geraldo, if do you it, i'll do it with you. >> darling, i'm down. i'm with you. >> steve: darling? >> i could think of a lot of other activities gretchen you and i could do that i would prefer -- >> steve: okay! it's the christmas season. he doesn't even need the -- >> i mean like christmas shopping. >> steve: exactly right. caroling. >> gretchen: okay. just a minute. now i have to gather my senses and make sense of some headlines for you now. we begin with a fox news alert because there is a terrifying situation playing out right now. a desperate search underway for an 11-year-old girl with leukemia. her mother removed the i.v. from her catheter and left the hospital with the catheter still in the girl's heart. police are releasing these
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surveillance pictures somebody hoping will spot them. the doctor high school to amputate her arms due to infection and could die if the catheter is not properly removed. no word why this mom took off with her child. listen up if you take the pill lipitor because the drug maker stopping production now. this is the generic version of this pill. they found glass particles that ended up in some of the bottles. the maker recalled thousands of ten, 20, and 40-milligram pills. no word of any injuries thus far. cold case cracked. police just arrested a 42-year-old man for the murder of a florida girl who vanished nearly 20 years ago. chester duane price now charged with the kidnapping and murder of ten-year-old andrea gail parsons. cops say that the 42-year-old snatched her after she bought candy and soda from a grocery store. no word yet on what evidence led to price's arrest. the girl's body was never even
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found. a story from devastation left by sandy. a late navy chaplain's medal of honor survived the storm. father vincent was killed in vietnam trying to help the wounded warrior. his brother, who was given the medal, was worried that it may have been gone forever. >> it was 2 1/2 feet, rolled up the street. i was worried about losing everything, all the history i had of father vincent in the shed. >> gretchen: wow. the medal of honor is back safely in his den thanks to a group of high school students who ended up finding it. look, they got a chance to meet him. >> steve: this is our chance once a week to meet geraldo rivera. perhaps what you were talking about, something else you could do was dance. take a look, ladies and gentlemen. here is geraldo doing gangam style. [ laughter ] >> brian: look at him! >> gretchen: oh, my gosh!
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[ laughter ] >> steve: that's hilarious. you got the flexibility of a boneless chicken geraldo. whoa! >> you need to do that one. >> gretchen: we could. however, it looks like you are with a whole bevy of women. >> i wish, there you go. >> steve: you know how much the world needs sweeping. now let's talk about some serious stuff. susan rice wants to be our secretary of state. you know, she botched the answer on the sunday chat shows regarding what happened in libya. now susan collins was talking to hannity last night and talking about how susan rice was the head of the africa region and state department in '98 when the embassy bombings happened. she said this last night with sean. >> so this was an event that you would think you would remember in great detail if you were the person who was assistant secretary for african affairs. i knew from the report that the
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ambassador of kenya, our ambassador to kenya, had made repeated requests for more security warning of the terrorist threat and the danger to the american personnel there as well as others working at the embassy and that those requests have been turned down. when i asked susan rice, she told me that she wasn't expecting anything on that and have to refresh her memory. she then said that she was sure she was not involved in turning down any request for additional security. well those answers in and of themselves are somewhat contradictory. >> brian: she was in charge of rwanda. >> i covered the aftermath of the embassy bombings. i was in nairobi afterward. i met with the embassy staff. they lost a dozen people in that awful bombing. i visited the site. it was a gigantic crater.
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indeed the embass staff had requested ambassador enhanced security. the problem was that it was located at an intersection of two very busy streets. it was right on the street level built years before al-qaeda. and the back parking lot was totally open. that's where this truck had driven in loaded with explosives and created this massive destruction that killed not only the 12 americans but well more than 200 kenyans. i think though, to blame susan rice is kind of like blaming fema for 9-11. under secretary of state who was in charge of facilities and that's the group that deemed the terrorist threat there to be medium. it really wasn't susan rice. i'm curious why she's being made -- it's like scapegoating susan is the affliction that's sweeping washington. >> brian: you just did what susan rice evidently didn't. you just explained that
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brilliantly. why didn't she say that? >> steve: she said she didn't remember. >> let me go further. i think her lack of glibness, her inability to be flexible and answer simple questions she's too diplomatic, steve. that's the problem. she's not frank enough. what i just recited is common knowledge, anyone who knows what happened. i think she is so afraid now of making a misstatement that she's being overly cautious, parting her words and she's coming across as a politician. >> brian: she's the secretary of state. >> well, that's an issue that -- i don't know if that's the job for her but i think secretary of state i think that ship may have sailed. that's just my opinion. >> gretchen: wow. very interesting. let's move on to the staten island situation. people in new jersey, also long island where brian lives some still don't have power. i mean, and they last night had this meeting. i don't know if you saw any video. >> i did. >> gretchen: these people are desperate. i want you to just see -- watch
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this. >> my homeowners insurance offered me $150. what can die with that? i need to rebuild. i need your attention please. >> i told them the middle class is getting the royal finger and what did he say? fema works for me. fema ain't doing nothing still. they keep going around in a circle. >> i've gone to the news. i've been all over the television. i still cannot find an apartment. >> steve: if george bush were still president of the united states, there would be a gigantic -- >> i am not going to be an apologist for fee m. i was out there. i saw devastation. you understand the frustration of these people. many don't or did not have flood insurance. you have a situation here where their houses are destroyed. many of them. these homes have been handed down from generation -- >> steve: it's bigger than katrina. >> it is in terms of the houses destroyed. yet houses that are uprooted and houses that never can be rebuilt where they are right now, you have to raise them,
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tremendous capital investment that has to be made. >> brian: i just think the governors and leadership have these trailers. they're already made. they just need to be delivered. no one -- >> that's not a solution. >> brian: no but it is a short-term solution because there is heat and running water because you can begin to rebuild. >> i think the frustration is less on the temporary housing housing and what the long-term slew us is. how are they going to rebuild if they don't have insurance? >> brian: i challenge you on that. it's freezing and there is no hotels. and these people need to be able to take a shower. >> steve: people living in their cars. >> brian: i'm seeing it. >> i am not going to object -- i think most of the people are housed now temporarily. i don't think the problem is for tomorrow. i don't think that it's accurate to portray people as cold and hungry. i think what the problem is, is they have no future. let's just say that a family had this modest bungalow in their
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family's possession since the 50s, many of them. now it's grandpa he goes to dad, dad goes to his son and three generations later, guess what? the house is gone. this is a person making 40, $50,000 a year, maybe they're a fireman or cop or something of that nature. how are they going to get the investment to rebuild a house that's going to cost three quarters of a million dollars? they just don't are the wherewithal. what's going to happen is you're going to see no working class people living near the water. that's going to be what happens. it's ohm going to be rich people and it's going to change the entire you know, demographic of who lives there. >> brian: you are looking long-term and those points are very logical and reasonable and probably true. >> that's the nicest thing you ever said to me. >> brian: but if you could put a trailer there to spread out paperwork and talk to people. >> we lived through the trailer fiasco in katrina. >> brian: people say it's great. you got heat and have to take a
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shower. >> gretchen: all i know is the politicians got high marks and i'm not sure why. >> well, that may very well be. but chris christie is sky high right now. >> steve: it certainly isn't over. thank you very much. >> thank you. grover norquist, i interviewed him. >> steve: we'll watch this weekend. >> gretchen: did you know about the price of pizza? it's going up. our next guest says that we can thank obamacare for the prices going up. >> brian: then. >> steve: brand-new awesome video reveals the exact moment this construction worker -- >> brian: finds out. >> steve: he has all six winning numbers in the powerball! what ems we know about him ahead. >> brian: no way. no way. that's so cool. >> steve: come on
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>> gretchen: fox news alert. bridge collapse sending a train into a creek in new jersey. take a look. you can see the twisted wreckage of four cars that went into the creek in paulsboro, new jersey. emergency crews are on the scene right now. vinyl chloride spilling out and we're told the chemical is highly flammable. 18 people on the scene reportedly having trouble breathing right now. these are chopper shots live shots over new jersey. we will keep you posted as we continue to learn more about what could be a disasterous situation. steve? >> steve: thanks. from small businesses to major corporations, companies all over the united states have warned
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obamacare is going to send health care costs through the roof. now they're also warning about the increase, the cost of a slice of pizza and even your groceries because of obamacare. our next guest is the executive vice president of communications for domino's pizza lynnly dell and she's been with the company since 2002. thank you for joining us today from ann arbor, michigan. >> good morning steve. >> steve: now, one of the things about obamacare is they want your restaurants to have the calorie counts up on the wall. one of the problems for domino's is i understand that because you can put all different elements on a pizza you've got 34 million possible combinations. that would be a very big wall you would need. >> yes, it would be like calorie wallpaper for the inside and the outside of the stores. >> steve: this is one of the most burdensome regulations that under obamacare you've got to comply with, right? >> yes. the office of management and budget was the one that came out
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with the statistic that said it would be the third most burdensome regulation of that year. and we agreed. we're just really asking for some common sense applications to this. we're made up of small business franchiseees. the pizza industry in general is. these are extra burdens that are tough for small businesses to carry. and not really helpful to consumers. so we're just saying, look we want a calorie label. in fact, most of us have done it voluntarily now for over a decade. and so it's not the disclosure that's an issue for us. it's just the common sense that's applied to it. we want to be able to label on-line or in small brochures in the stores as opposed to on the menu board which for delivery system, most customers don't even look at those. >> steve: absolutely. if you've got 34 million possible topping combinations, you know, it would be hard to -- if you put up even let's say 500 of them nobody is going to be
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able to read that. if somebody was really interested and odd brochure that, would make perfect sense. it seems like kind of a no brainer to me. >> it does, but the f.d.a. is the one interpreting the rules and they're not seeing it that way. their solution is to take the calories for a whole pizza pie and put a giant range on the menu board. as we found in new york when we tested this, customers don't even know what it is. they think it might be a coupon code. it confuses them and doesn't help them. >> steve: maybe, lynn, the f.d.a. will wake up and smell the pepperoni and realize it's a bad idea and change things. lynn from domino's pizza we thank you very much for joining us live from michigan. >> thank you steve. >> steve: all right. watching all those picture, i'm hungry. coming up, it's happening more and more. thieves taking packages right off of people's porches especially during the christmas season. how to make sure this doesn't happen to you straight away. then, you're about to hear from a police officer who spent his own $75 to buy that homeless guy a pair of boots and socks.
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>> steve: quick headlines for you on this friday morning. former president george h.w. bush rapidly improving in the hospital. he was admitted the day after thanksgiving with bronchitis. the doctors say he's up and about and in good shirts. he could be released this weekend. federal judge giving hostess the green light to pay 19 executives bonuses. the total? $1.75 million. the maker says it needs to pay the executives to make sure that
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they stay to help through the liquidation process. all right. >> brian: thanks. many americans today are expressing frustration with the direction of our nation. some say it's a result of the overbearing nature of our federal government. >> gretchen: our next guest says it's time to get back to our roots founded in the constitution. brian daniel is a u.s. navy veteran and author of the new book "the american ideology, taking back our country with the philosophy of our founding fathers." let me start the interview by saying thank you for your service. >> thank you. >> gretchen: and i know what inspired you to write this book was what? >> this began -- this is a three-year project for me that began in 2009 when the debates over obamacare were really at their crescendo. and for me, it was astonishing to see so many congressmen and congresswomen really not have an opinion about whether or not obamacare even was constitutional. these are people who raised their right hand to take the oath to support the constitution
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and yet they don't have an opinion on the constitutionality of something that is just a huge regulatory burden on the american people. >> brian: by the way, john roberts saying it's a tax. it was really frustrating for you to have that be his conclusion. you say overall this goes to the bigger question, the overbearing nature of our federal government. in which way? >> well, this is why i wrote the book, because i'm frustrated. i think a lot of -- millions of americans are frustrated with the direction in which our country is going. so i wrote this book really to go back to look at our history and what the founding fathers intended for the constitution. so this really addresses a few points. first of all, it addresses how we got here, how the federal government really came to be this overbearing burden in our lives today. secondly, it shows exactly where we're going to go if we continue down this road.
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obviously the federal government is growing by the day. regulations continue to increase certainly with obamacare. our national debt is growing immensely. so what's going to happen for us in the future? what's going to happen for future generations if we continue down this track? and then finally i wanted to explore how we actually regain control of our government and in my research, what i did the conclusion that i came to is that we have to go back to the founding principles that established liberty in the united states and i think any reader who reads the book will come to the same conclusion. >> gretchen: and the nugget that i got from your book is that you said that the american ideology is based on the idea that our rights to life, liberty and property come from god and not from the government. >> that's exactly right. that's something that is kind of lost on a lot of people today. the american ideology, what i call the american ideology, it's really like you said, this idea that life, liberty and property
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are rights that are granted to us by god. not government. this is really natural law theory, which has been around for centuries. i placed the american tag on it because for the first time in the history of the world the american people took this theory and reduced it to practice in government. our founding fathers created the constitution. they established the federal government not so that government could control our rights, not so that they could redistribute wealth, force us to buy insurance or anything like that. what they did was they established government under the constitution to unite a free people in society under laws that were designed to preserve those natural rights. >> brian: rick santorum knew you and endorsed the book. it's out there right now. thank you for joining us. >> gnaw for having me on. >> gretchen: it's called "the american ideology." next on the rundown the president's offer to avoid going over the fiscal cliff tax and spend. what about any kind of cuts? we're live in washington coming up next. >> brian: so disappointing. then the circus is overment big
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update in the story of zebra and his pony pal who ran through the streets of new york city. >> gretchen: do you know what happened? >> brian: i do know what happened. and it's got me well n a tizzy. >> gretchen: really? >> brian: yes [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- you can stay in and share something... or you can get out there and actually share something. ♪ ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. it's my favorite time of year again and now -- i got a great new way to get deals. it's called bankamerideals, from bank of america. i choose the cash back deals in my mobile or online banking. i just use my bank of america debit or credit card when i pay.
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>> president obama and mitt romney had lunch together at the white house today. in fact, romney offered to buy obama lunch but the president said no, no, no, it's on our grandchildren. they'll take care of it. [ laughter ] >> brian: they had salad and chili. i wonder even the picture of them together that they released was not -- didn't look relaxed. mitt romney looks like a robot. >> gretchen: i would have never done it. >> steve: well, he it. as jay leno was talking about our grandchildren may certainly be footing the bill on a lot of expenses going forward. we're hearing the obama administration released a budget that includes over a trillion dollars worth of tax hikes just as we inch toward the fiscal cliff with no compromise in sight. peter doocy is at the white house with the latest. peter? >> and the two numbers you need to know to best understand the president's proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff are 1.6 and 400. as in $1.6 trillion in new taxes
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now and $400 billion in spending cuts later. the white house also wants a new multi-year stimulus plan that's going to cost at least $50 billion in fiscal year 2013 alone and they want the ability to raise the debt ceiling on their own unless two-thirds of congress votes against it. but republican leaders in congress are not happy with this proposal which was presented to them yesterday by treasury secretary timothy geithner. >> i'm disappointed in where we are and disappointed in what's happened over the last couple of weeks. going over the fiscal cliff is serious business and i'm here seriously trying to resolve it and i would hope the white house would get serious as well. >> the cuts outlined by geithner yesterday are based on cuts in president obama's budget, the same budget that got zero votes in the democratically controlled
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senate in may. the white house says now the only thing holing up the deal is the refusal of congressional republicans to act the very wealthy americans to pay higher tax rates. >> asking for a political price be paid in order for congress to do its job to insure that the united states of america pays its bills and does not default for the first time in its history is deeply irresponsible. it was deeply irresponsible in the summer of 2011 and it would be deeply irresponsible if we were to see that kind of approach taken again. >> since negotiations here in dc seem to be stalled, the president is going to take his case on the road and appear at a road on group factory where tinker toys and angry birds building sets are made. back to you in new york. >> steve: thank you very much. while republicans say that the obama plan is simply absurd, at the same time, the people of the white house are going okay.
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republicans, what exactly is your plan? >> brian: the white house is asking for a plan? they've indicated they're willing to budge. the plan released in front of them is beyond what he ran on! >> gretchen: that's the plan. the plan released is kind of like in a relationship saying to your husband, you take out the garbage every single day and i'll sit on my butt and do nothing. is that a deal? >> steve: it's a starting point. >> gretchen: maybe. train trestle just collapsed, dumping at least train cars into -- at least five of them into a new jersey creek right now. take a look. you can see the twisted wreckage and a whole lot of smoke. environmental chloride spilling out and that's highly flammable. this is happening in paul grow new jersey across from philly. evacuations underway. 18 people in the area reportedly having trouble breathing right now. we will keep you posted as we learn more about this potential disaster. >> steve: if those chemicals are getting into the river that, could be troublesome. >> brian: for the trout. the best video of the day.
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this is the exact moment a man learns he's a multi-millionaire. the construction worker walked into a convenience store in maryland and look what happens when he checks his ticket. he realizes he has all six numbers from arizona. it's believed he bought the ticket there. his identity not yet released. witnesses say it was quite the scene. >> he couldn't believe it. he was ecstatic wanted everybody to look to see he wasn't seeing things and he wasn't seeing things. it was the right numbers. >> i heard him say he won. he gave me the ticket, said did i really win? it was the arizona ticket with the winning numbers on it. >> brian: you gave him the ticket? later today you will -- >> steve: and he didn't run off. >> brian: who the other winner is who bought a ticket at this gas station in dear born, missouri. the two winners will split $5,988,000,000 jackpot. >> steve: the grinch may not be the only one trying to steal holidays.
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packages will be practice septembered by thieves. we spoke to a security expert who suggested setting autopsy post office box for the christmas season. drop off the mail at the post office and he warned thieves don't just want your presents. >> the identity in there the credit card, stuff that's on those invoices, many times is worth multiples of what's in the package. they want to wash the checks. they want to take your name out of the pay to field and put their name in. >> steve: he suggested using security checks. not the cheap ones. >> brian: i would get a mountain dog and leave them in the front of the house. >> gretchen: that's why you got him? >> brian: yes. >> gretchen: 22 stories high, 355 feet, something like that, off the ground. that's where we find rick reichmuth and he's learning to rappel like santa and he's up for round two. >> brian: this is going to be the tricks. is that correct? you're going to do tricks? >> it is tricks. this is the third year we've been doing this, brian cashman
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and brian van orsdol. here in stanford downtown. >> santa rudolph santa's friends, goes up at 5:00. great event for the kids and we'd like to thanks rexen properties for lending their support. >> steve: thanks to the chopper for extra good pictures right now. >> love the chopper. it's great. there are people here waving out the building at us. we're going to get down to an acceptable level where we feel comfortable doing so much tricks. cashman might make it. >> brian: get ahold of yourself. you have to sign rivera first before you lose control. >> i'm sure the yankee fans won't care about that one. as long as he signs. not me. >> i think they'll need you to be down here safely. okay. so are we at the right level for this? >> it's bumper cars on the
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building. >> brian is supposed to be teaching us these tricks, but he seems to have lost his way a little bit. we're going to do a pushout. you go first. >> both feet on the building and push out. >> okay. you ready? >> steve: oh, man. >> one two three. [ laughter ] oh! >> gretchen: oh! >> gretchen: can you imagine the person working in that office building? [ laughter ] >> brian: is there a rock wall he can practice on? >> what about that back flip? >> gretchen: what? >> you're going to throw your ankles over your ears. let's watch you do it. >> are you going to do this? >> are you going to do it? >> one two three. i'm closing my eyes.
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>> steve: open your eyes. >> you landed on your bottom. >> gretchen: they need more practice. >> okay. do that again? >> gangam style. >> yeah! >> okay. is there any others? >> did you do another back flip? >> i did. he's doing a spin. we're going to do one quick fast drop. okay? we'll see how fast we can go. >> gretchen: look how fast he's going! >> whoa!
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>> steve: rick, you could be a navy seal. >> okay. >> gretchen: fantastic job. they did it twice. we'll check in with them in a couple more minutes as they continue to pretend like they're spiderman. we'll show you rick's bruises coming up this weekend on "fox & friends" weekend. >> steve: straight ahead. his act of kindness is being called a modern day miracle on 42nd street literally. the police officer who bought a homeless guy a pair of $100 boots with his own money here live. first,. >> gretchen: here is ali with what's on tap for the weekend. >> i do not like when rick does this rappeling! it gives me an anxiety attack. i'm glad he's enjoying. we'll see if he survives for this weekend. coming up, a legal battle is
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its own. it's the first drone ever flown without a remote human operator. remember this, zebra and his pony friend cost busting out of a petting zoo? the circus is over because the animal's owner has been slapped with a violation. city investigators found a whole slew of animals at his so-called zoo. he claims they are part of a petting zoo that he had a permit for, but the health department says huh-uh. they have never seen any record of it. guys. >> brian: 11 months out of the year, their mission is to protect our freedom. but one month, it's to collect toys for youngsters across this nation. >> steve: we have a bunch of the toys behind us. here to tell us about the u.s. marine's toys for tots program dustin sawyer. good morning to you. >> good morning. thanks for having us. >> steve: it's a pleasure. this is something new. you partnered up with living social. >> we have. this year toys for tots has partnered with living social, a company
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along with toys r us. and the way that works is you can go to living social will match your donation and they will difficult it to toys for tots tots and we will take that and use it to buy toys. >> brian: we just got buzzed by a sparrow. what's amazing is that as tough as you are this is the compassionate side of being a marine. is this one of the coolest parts? >> this is fantastic. i've done two tours in iraq and it's great to come back and help out children in the community and what toys for tots does is we believe that through a shiny new toy we're providing the message of hope to america's underprivileged children. and we want those kids to feel like we care about them and that living social and toys r us is helping. >> brian: what is the hot toy this year, mr. marine? >> the hot toy is anything delivered by marine dressed in blue. >> brian: that's good. >> steve: very nice.
5:44 am >> yes. it's good all the way through december 28. they're pledging up to a million dollars in matched contributions. >> steve: how about a round of applause for staff sergeant sawyer and the marines? >> brian: thank you so much for your service. they'll make sure they're back over the weekend and tell you where you can give toys to be part of the madness and all the fun and the compassion of this holiday season. >> steve: that's right. it's being hailed as a modern day miracle on 42nd street. the new york officer who bought a guy a pair of boots and became an internet angel. he is with us live. >> brian: first, let's check in with bill hemmer's angel to find out what's coming up at the top of the hour. hey, martha. >> straighten out my halo. good morning. so this morning we have governor jan brewer here, immigrants are suing her state over the issue of driver's licenses and general jack keane is here on the gitmo detainee quandary and the president says his fiscal plan to the people after congress turns up its nose at it. juan and mary katherine will weigh in on that and my little
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just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. buy now. save later. >> gretchen: best story of the day for you now, he grabbed the headlines here in new york city, nypd officer larry deprimeau saw
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a homeless man in times square with no shoes and it was freezing cold out. what did he decide to do? he went inside a store, he bought the man a warm pair of boots and socks. and the random act of kindness was all caught on camera by a tourist who took this snapshot. now nypd officer larry deprimo has become an internet angel with the picture getting a lot of attention on-line and he's with us now. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> steve: good morning. pleasure to meet you. >> gretchen: what made you do it? n it was extremely cold that night and you see this gentleman, i tried to offer him to buy him a pair of socks and he said no, god bless you. thank you for asking. when i see something like that, here it is freezing cold out and he has the heart to say god bless me. and i just knew i had to help him. >> steve: it was the evening of november 14. it was bitterly cold in times square and i understand, one of the things you noticed aside from the fact that -- somebody snickering, hey there is a guy on the coldest day of the year,
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he doesn't have shoes on? >> that upset me that not a lot of people know about what brought my attention to it was that somebody was making fun of him. they said oh you got no shoes and they were laughing at him and that's when i looked down at his feet and he didn't even have a pair of socks on. >> brian: go into a shoe store, sketchers, and you go in there and the employee found out what you were doing and gave you the employee discount. you bought not just good boots but good boots that he could actually have for a while right? >> what happened when i walked in there, i said i don't care about the price, we need to get him a good pair of boots. just give me whatever it is that you have the best of. and he came to me. he came back later and he gave may great air and said they're all weather. >> gretchen: what did this gentleman say to you when you gave him the boots? >> when i knelt down i surprised him and said i have these pair of boots. i had ran back to get his size. i didn't find out his size. i ran back and when i was sitting down helping him put on the boots he just said, thank you, officer. god bless you.
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and stay safe. thank you for doing what you're doing. you've done enough. >> steve: we wouldn't even know about this random act of kindness had it not been for jennifer foster of arizona who was visiting new york with her boyfriend. she took that picture. she had this to say about what she saw. >> i saw a new york police officer, uniformed officer coming towards this gentleman. he did not see us or see me and he had boots in his hand and i heard him quite clearly say, i have these size 12 allweather boots for you. let's take care of you. and the gentleman sat down against the wall. i'm telling you his face lit up. >> steve: you know what? so many people would just walk by. but you didn't. why? >> i mean, as a police officer and as another human being, you want to help this gentleman and i think that's something that a lot of people don't realize. things like this happen every day. >> gretchen: there is a lot of people in this world that people look up to and i hope that all the kids watching today and parents, that they will look to
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you as their hero and to emulate you. >> thank you. >> brian: stick around 'cause i want to you talk about the reaction the world has had to that picture and what ray kelly gave to you. >> absolutely great. thank you. [ male announcer ] with over 50 delicious choices of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant ♪
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